. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, street. orter john >>> it was a simple act of kindness on a cold new york street. >> yes. cbs 5 john flattery shows us the photo of a police officer's generosity. it's warming hearts all over the world. >> reporter: nypd officers may look tough as nails, but look at this picture taken on a recent cold night. a police officer giving a homeless man, with no shoes, a pair of boots. >> i just looked down at this gentleman's feet and could see the blisters from a distance. it was so cold that i knew i had to do something. >> reporter: an arizona tourist took the snapshot with her cell phone two weeks ago. it shows officer larry diprimo offering a kind gesture to a man who had no shoes. >> i went up to him and said, where are your shoes? he said, it's okay, i've never had a pair of shoes, but god bless you. >> reporter: this photo went viral, getting viewed more than 1.5 million times. and the boots the officer gave the man were brand-new. he had gone into the shoe store to buy them! >> he said he was interested in buying shoes for the homeless man outside. he didn't really know the size.